To celebrate 74th Independence Day of Pakistan, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan, in Berlin, on 14 August 2020.
A large number of Pakistanis, Kashmiris and well-wishers of Pakistan from local German community attended the ceremony. Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Faisal hoisted the Pakistani flag in front of the Chancery building. During the ceremony, the special messages of the Honorable President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan on the occasion were also read.
During his address to the members of the Pakistani community, Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Faisal paid rich tribute to the sacrifices of our forefathers for Pakistan. He highlighted that Pakistanis are an extremely resilient and hardworking nation that had the power to achieve anything it dreamt of. He shared Pakistan’s commendable and globally appreciated role in containing the spread of COVID-19 and the concept of smart lockdown, which was being emulated by the world now.
The ambassador added that on this day of joy, Pakistan could not forget its Kashmiri brothers and sisters, who continued to face atrocities under Indian occupation forces in IIOJ&K. To express solidarity with people of Illegally Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, he highlighted the hashtags #KashmiriLivesMatter and #PrisonersofConscience. He emphasized that Pakistan would continue the moral, political and diplomatic support of the Kashmiris until they are given the Right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions.